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Dentistry Specialties

  • Dentist
    FromMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions
    A person who is qualified by training and licensed by a state or region to diagnose and treat abnormalities of the teeth, gums, and underlying bone, including conditions caused by disease, trauma, and heredity.
  • Dental Assistant
    From Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions
    A person who aids a dentist in the performance of generalized tasks, including chairside aid, clerical work, reception, and some radiography and dental laboratory work.
  • Dental Hygienist
    From Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions
    An oral health care professional authorized to provide clinical and therapeutic services under the supervision of a licensed dentist, including dental prophylaxis, radiography, administration of medications, and dental education at chairside and in the community.
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
    From Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions
    The branch of dentistry that is concerned primarily with surgery on the teeth, jaws, and surrounding soft tissues.
  • Orthodontics
    From Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
    The branch of dentistry concerned with the supervision, guidance, and correction of the growing or mature dentofacial structures.

Dentistry Topic Page

  • Dentistry: Topic Page
    The treatment and prevention of diseases of the mouth and teeth; with medicine and nursing, one of the major health professions.
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